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International Ambassador Draws Attention To Epilepsy

Added: 28 July 2011, 14:43

International Ambassador Draws Attention To Epilepsy

Scotland international and Glasgow Warriors rugby player Graeme Morrison has a new role as Epilepsy Scotland’s ambassador. The sporting hero intends to try and raise public awareness before 250 corporate guests attending the national charity’s Glasgow Wags dinner in the Grand Central Hotel on Thursday 28 April at 7pm.

Graeme will centre his efforts on bringing epilepsy to the forefront of people’s minds and informing their attitudes. When his brother James developed seizures a few years ago, the family found others knew little about this common serious neurological condition. Graeme explained: “Information about epilepsy is so important because it is easier to deal with once you know about it. My hope is that as people find out more about epilepsy and gain a better understanding, the stigma around it will end.”

Chief Executive Lesslie Young said: “We are honoured to have Graeme Morrison championing our work. Tackling the social stigma of epilepsy is a huge challenge. With his help more people will talk about epilepsy and hopefully change their views.

“Graeme’s first engagement with us happens to be a fun-filled fundraising night hosted by Radio Clyde presenter Lorraine Herbison. I am grateful and encouraged by people’s generosity and support despite the recession. Many fortunate guests will take home fine prizes but only one will unlock a glass safe containing a new iPad kindly donated by East Kilbride-based IT firm Clicknetworks. Who knows, the lucky winner might even be Graeme!”

Celebrities giving their time to speak on the Glasgow Wags theme of ‘Tears, Triumphs and Tiaras’ include football legend Jim Leishman, Burmese after dinner speaker John Htet-Khin, comedian Isobel Rutter and broadcaster Gerry McDade.